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The Last Tree Rated 15

The Last Tree

Dir. Shola Amoo. UK, 2019. 1h 39m. Starring Nicholas Pinnock, Denise Black, Jamal Ibrahim, Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Jayden Jean-Paul-Denis.

After growing up in quiet, rural Lincolnshire, a British boy of Nigerian heritage moves to London to live his with estranged mother. Living in the inner city, he navigates a turbulent adolescence struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment. Shola Amoo’s visually lyrical coming-of-age drama is a sensitive representation of what it means to be a young black man living in modern-day London.

‘Shola Amoo’s lyrical coming-of-age drama wrestles with questions of belonging and identity in an indubitably timely fashion.’ Kate Stables, Sight and Sound Magazine

‘Newcomer Sam Adewunmi captures Femi's anger but also his loneliness - a desperate longing to forge his own path, but also to fit in with his family and friends.’ Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies